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Germany's Superpower Quest Caused World War I

June 30, 2014 Topic: History Region: Europe

Germany's Superpower Quest Caused World War I

"The major cause of World War I was Imperial Germany’s determination to become a “world power” or superpower by crippling Russia and France in what it hoped would be a brief and decisive war, like the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71." 

Michael Lind, a policy director at the New America Foundation, is a contributing editor of The National Interest and author of The American Way of Strategy.

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